Art: Will Sell

The Hermitage Art Gallery in the Winter Palace, in Petrograd, founded by Peter the Great, enlarged by the Empress Catherine, is one of the greatest of its kind in Europe. It is announced that 4,000 of its most valuable art objects and numerous paintings will be sold at auction in Moscow in December. The Bolsheviks guarantee that purchasers will be permitted to leave Russia unhindered ¬óno export duty to be charged. Proceeds are to go to the Communist Government.

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